Apple’s at it again – another event and another secret product that everyone is wasting bandwidth guessing what it is. “The Brick” as it was called in the early stages is actually going to be something with laptops. There are some that say multi-touch screens, others saying it’s a new type of Aluminum case. Whatever it is it will debut on Oct 14th. So in homage, here is this weeks’ bitstrips.
Remember when you were in school and played small pranks on the teacher or substitute? I remember this one time a student took a kitchen timer, wound it up, then placed it in the drawer of the Science class. When the teacher started to hear the ticking, he ran frantically towards the door and slammed on the emergency button which caused the school to evacuate and we all got a day off… OK, maybe that part didn’t happen, but the part about the kitchen timer did. We had a good chuckle as the teacher couldn’t figure out where the ticking came from. Too bad nowadays that would become a major felony and expulsion from school. Anywho – This weeks Bitstrips takes us back to the pranks we used to play in school. Did you have any good pranks? What were they?
All this week we’ve been installing WiFi in an establishment. Sometimes it’s an easy task, other times it takes a little work to get things done. So in honor of all the work, this week’s strip is dedicated to this weeks job.
It’s kinda cool to be able to play a game I can really get into. Since I don’t game that much I really need a lot to try something. For far this game is pretty cool – but don’t worry. I’ve only spent about 3 to 4 hours on the game. This weeks Bitstrips gives me my wish: the ability to master the skills of the dark side. I thought about the Jedi, but they’re so sterile sometimes. I could master the art then get rid of the master. Then I would rule the world. Ah heck. Who am I kidding. I would most likely be C3P0.
Found this over on Accordian Guy. It was a play on another chart called “Gang Signs”. It puts an interesting spin on the whole subculture. Of course, this is a very geeky thing.
It’s not only Jerry Seinfeld that was in a commercial with former CEO Bill Gates. Before Jerry was cast, I was the one that stepped in and bantored with Mr. Gates. Here is the story board. This is a 5 comic series.
Welcome to the Cloud. At least, my version. Cloud Computing is getting more and more press lately, so I thought this week’s Bitstrips should talk about this new idea. One thing you have to remember is in some ways you might already be on version of Cloud Computing. I know I am. I have a Rhapsody account – I get my music from a source for $18.99 a month. Music is not on my computer – it’s on a server somewhere and it pushes to my machine or MP3 player. This Bitstrips strip is not on my computer or my server. It’s on Bitstrips server. I create it on a program that’s not on my computer. I rely on the internet to make and show it. [poll=17]
In the last week I have been playing with this new program I saw last week on Cali Lewis’ Geekbrief.tv . I loaded up the program and tried it out.So far I’ve been somewhat impressed with it’s features. Woopra is a web site statistical analysis program. It gives you real time information as well as a timeline of who has been to your site, what pages they were looking at and how long they were there. You can put the code on more than one site and have all the data collected in one API.
This week we poke fun at Bloomberg who apparently made a small mistake earlier. A report was “accidentally” released that Steve Jobs had passed. Steve Jobs health has been in the spotlight recently, so this article could have hit people hard. The report was retracted. It really begs the question: Do news wires pre-make stories for when things like this happen? It kinda reminds me of an older SNL skit where Dana Carvey played Tom Brokaw making possible news stories of Gerald Ford’s death. Anyway, lets hear from the (very much alive) CEO, Steve Jobs in this week’s Bitstrips:
Nowadays you don’t use a phone to call a person. That’s too passe. Nowadays, you txt, you twitter, you picture message or whatever. Only call when absolutely, positively necessary. Then,…. don’t call. This weeks Bitstrips we talk about messaging. Enjoy.
I’ve been following GeekMommy on Plurk for a while. The site is a Blog chuck full of information. So when GeekMommy decided to run a contest, I thought it would be a good idea to help her along. Let her know of a good Vlog and you might just walk away with a Flip Ultra video camera. I know I will. It promotes so much by doing this – GeekMommy, the Vlog you watch and of course, you. So check out Geekmommy. Help her out and you might just have something that will let you start your own Vlog.
Amazon went down. Twitter goes down. Gmail went down. Now Netflix experienced a big outage. Is there anything that won’t stay up? This week, we explore that question.
Talk about Oceans 11: Earlier this week, 11 people from around the world were charged with stealing tens of millions in credit and debit card numbers. By March 2007, 45.7 million customer cards were compromised. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said in a press conference “They used sophisticated computer hacking techniques that gathered enormous quantities of personal financial data.” He also said he suspects that “a lot of people are unaware that their identifying information has been comprimised”. The breech was first identified in January 2007, and suspected to have started as early as July 2005. TJX Cos., OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Boston Market and DSW were some retailers affected. The list of suspects could be more than 11, but officials are not saying who they have in custody.
Bein a little lazy this week. It’s really a Geek thing, right? Anyway I started a new series on Bitstrips called “I Pity the Fool”. Here is one of the strips.
It’s no surprise I am on the web a lot. I work on a ton of stuff for Geekazine, Dorkazine and for other projects. I would say my web usage is around 12 to 16 hours in a day (computer usage being a little more). So finding the good websites is key and when I do, I stick with them. Here is an insight to the websites I go to daily to pass the info along. We’ll skip the obvious sites (Geekazine and Dorkazine).
I am tired and need a good laugh. Just a fun little strip today.
Standing in line waiting for a new iPhone? Well maybe you’ll get a chuckle out of this:
Bitstrips is having an Awards strips and Geekazine has been nominated for the “GTA IV” strip we did a few weeks ago. I am including the strip below. Feel free to vote and tell all your friends to vote, too! http://www.bitstrips.com/awards/
In the US we are going to celebrate Independance by drinking, eating and watching fireworks. Pretty cool, eh? I myself will be playing at Shipwreck Bay on Lake Castlerock. Come say hi if you like. Here’s a special Bitstrips for ya!
Last chance at ribs on Bill Gates. Anyone? Bueller? Frye? Well, here’s the conversation we had with Bill.
George Carlin is not known for being a tech geek, but he is a geek nonetheless. George Carlin passed away the other evening. I won’t tell you how many times he’s made me laugh. So in honor of George Carlin, here is a special Bitstrips:
No Explanation needed for this one.
This week we poke fun at the many different people trying an alternate biofuel. From water to trash, we should have many choices to what our next fuel is, right?
This week, we note the upcoming release of Guitar Hero:Aerosmith due out in stores later this June.
There have been some claims that the edge of a MacBook Air is so sharp it can slice and dice. This week we look closer at this….